Questions tagged [black-screen-of-death]

The Black Screen of Death (or KSOD) is when Windows Vista or above loads only a black screen and your mouse cursor.

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After removing dual boot, Windows 10 didn't boot. It shows me only a black screen and cursor after Windows logo. How do I fix it?

I had Windows 11 as bootable next to Windows 10 but when I removed the 11's partition and rebuilt BCD and MBR for 10's partition, It didn't boot. It shows me only a black screen and cursor after ...
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VirtualBox: Lubuntu black screen at boot, only cursor is visible, after converting from dynamic to fixed

I followed this detailed tutorial from Chris Hoffman to convert my dynamically sized VM to fixed. https://www.howtogeek.com/312456/how-to-convert-between-fixed-and-dynamic-disks-in-virtualbox/ Now, I'...
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Black Screen after windows 10 boot logo

I have a Sony 2010 laptop with windows 10 installed. Every thing was completely fine but now after the Windows boot logo, the screen becomes dark and nothing happens even after a long time. Also safe ...
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Windows 10 - RDP Black screen if user is not logged on prior to connecting

Good afternoon guys, I have had this black screen while remoting into PCs in my domain before. Its always been fixed by waiting a few minutes or rebooting all involved machines. This one case is just ...
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ASUS screen goes half black when is charging

When I charge my laptop, bottom screen goes half black enter image description here
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graphic card crashes (black screen) after few minutes if i install a gpu driver

I can't find a fix for this problem anywhere. I'll try to explain everything thoroughly Three weeks ago I installed Warzone and tested different versions of AMD drivers. In the latest compatible ...
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Windows 10 laptop boots but displays a blank screen after changing Regedit permissions

I had checked the Deny box of the "Read" and "Full control" permissions of a registry entry for accounts labelled "Users". I then attempted to switch user accounts to ...
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Asus laptop black screen after Windows 10 installation on SSD and first reboot

I was making an upgrade on the Asus K45vd laptop by using a caddy as an SSD carrier, so I removed the optical drive and add SSD, using Rufus to install a fresh installation of Windows 10, everything ...
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Windows 10 ~ Blackscreen on Login ~ Cannot Access ExplorerFrame.dll

Occasionally, when I log in to Windows, I get a blackscreen. I then have to use [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Del] to bring up the cut-screen and log out and log in again to get Windows to work properly. In the Event ...
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Black screen freezing in Macbook EFI Boot

I had Ubuntu on my external hard drive, I had to delete it because i ruined it, after that I reinstalled it and now when I try to boot into my SEAGATE ubuntu hard drive it stuck on a black screen. I ...
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Kali linux -- unmet dependencies / broken system

I recently really screwed up my Kali VM. There was a package I installed by accident ("fontconfig"). I didn't know what it was or why it took so long to install. I tried to purge it and ...
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Windows 10 ~ Irregular Partial Blackscreen on Login

The following has happened to be almost a dozen times in the last few months: After starting the computer, the login screen appeared as normally, and I was able to login. However, after the login, the ...
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Windows 10 logging in to black screen

A few days back, my laptop started doing something weird on (some) restarts. The laptop seems to turn on properly, I am able to log in using my username and pin, but when it logs in, all I see is a ...
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Black Screen during login

Windows 10 start just fine. I got the windows picture and then I press enter to get the password Prompt but instead the screen turn black. After a couple of minute the screen come back but before the ...
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Upgrade from linux 16.04 to linux 18.04 then no more connection with the external monitor used

I was facing lastly serious hacking issues. My laptop was hacked few months ago and I had a black screen : since I was using an external monitor. I was using Windows 10. However, as the hacking ...
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How to choose “safeboot" and minimal from System Config msconfig when only using keyboard

Im on windows 10 and i messed up in my resolution refresh rate, now my monitor has no display after doing some ways to go to safe mode to fix it but never boot in safe mode i guess the system ...
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lenovo y510p - black screen and loud fan while booting

I have 2013 Lenovo y510p. For couple of weeks I encounter weird problem while launching it (always first launch of the day in the morning, later it appears to be more random). When I press ON button ...
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Dist-upgrade command leads to black screen

I ran sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y on kali linux Then I cannot even login in my machine. There is a black screen with blinking cursor. How do I solve this thing? I don't want to install My Kali Linux ...
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Black screen after Flash drive

I've just bought a Ryzen9 5900X and since I've built my new desktop PC with all of my new components including the 5900X it did not succeed to boot up. I've had a look online and I thought the was a ...
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RX 580. Bad performance with Crash underload

I built my very first PC about two weeks ago. I went with a cheap PC (less than 500) so I can learn, mess with it, overclock cpu, gpu, memory etc.. without any worries. On paper, This system should ...
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Ubuntu Mate freezes after user login

System: Ubuntu Mate Ubuntu 20.04 with Linux 5.4.0-42-generic I have also tried changing the Kernel version to Linux 5.4.0.40-generic, but the symptoms persist. After rebooting my laptop, I attempted ...
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Computer black screens after a while, no internet connection, no display, but still running?

I run a minecraft server on my spare PC, and it's recently been doing this thing where, after a while, it would kick everyone out of the game, shows up as offline in teamviewer, plugging a monitor ...
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GPU causing black screen

I bought a used Radeon RX 470 GPU from China. Sometimes it works great but usually, at seemingly random moments, the screen will go black, the computer continues running. I have windows 10 pro ...
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Black screen with colored dots when trying to boot from USB using rufus GPT partition on my laptop eMMC

as I mentioned in the title, I'm trying to install Windows 10 on my DELL Inspirion 14 which only has a 32Gb eMMC (no HDD). I have been reading a lot of articles saying that I should run rufus with ...
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Black Screen after Windows Update! (Windows 8.1 Laptop)

So, last night before I went to sleep, there was a Windows Update on my laptop (my laptop is Windows 8.1). The update was pretty big as it said there were 128 updates for my laptop. After the ...
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PC randomly freezing then going black before rebooting

I got my prebuilt pc (after having carefully chosen the specs) around June last year and a few weeks in I started getting random black screens with audio etc still playing in the background. I talked ...
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Trouble Booting Windows. Black screen, even from boot disk

I have an HP Pavilion 690-0067c and there is a problem when trying to boot Windows 10. When starting up normally, it says “Preparing Automatic Repair” for a moment, and then the screen goes black and ...
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Black screen on admin login in windows 10

I have four accounts on my computer, two for guests, one is for a family member and one is admin's. On login to the admin account, the windows screen goes black with a working cursor, while on the ...
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MacBook Air Early 2015 Black Screen Repeated Chime, boot key combo does not work, Can this MacBook be recovered?

First of all, sorry for my bad English. So, my MacBook Air A1465 suddenly fell into a deep 'coma.' Now, the MacBook cannot be turned on. It's just a blank black screen with a repeating chime. I did ...
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Screen goes black after a few hours, followed by 5 beeps at reboot

My specs: Asrock X570 pro4 motherboard. BIOS 1.72 untouched since November 2019, all was very stable until now. Ryzen 3600 with tower cooler 2x8GB RAM HyperX PC3200 (compatible with my motherboard on ...
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Win8.1: Safe Mode frequently breaks with empty black screen

I’ve had this problem for years: Every now and then, Safe Mode “breaks” and booting into it gives a blank black screen: no logon screen, no desktop icons, nothing. The mouse becomes visible when I ...
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Black screen after bios, safe mode works fine

Ryzen 7 3800X MSI mpg x570 gaming edge WiFi Nvidia rtx 2080 Corsair vengeance RGB pro 32gb 3600mhz Sabrent rocket 1tb m.2 Samsung 860 Evo 1tb Rm 850x Asus rog strix XG32V This is a new build and my ...
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Laptop doesn't boot after authorizing a new key in secure boot

I have an ASUS ROG Strix laptop with double boot (Windows 10 and Ubuntu 19.10) on it. After updating Ubuntu, secure boot started complaining about unauthorized software, so I tried to manually ...
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Windows 10 Black Screen after killing Explorer.exe [closed]

I want to run an application without explorer.exe running in Windows10. But when I kill the Explorer.exe I get a black screen. Is there any way to have a background image instead of that black screen....
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Why does my screen go black after installing GPU drivers?

I have an HP Compaq d5700 running Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit. It's plugged into my TV and serves as our media center. Recently, the built-in VGA display failed. Since I had no other compatible ...
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Black Screen after System Restore on Windows 10

Yesterday I did a System Restore, but as it took almost 3 hours I forcefully shut down the system thinking it is stuck. Now ,after switching it on, the Lenovo loading page shows up after which a black ...
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Acer Aspire Laptop E5-475-37MN where to find bios utility files to flash bios

When I turn on my laptop the only thing that works properly are the LED lights and the fan, it displays a black screen. I was thinking of flashing the bios using a usb drive with BIOS update utility ...
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Screen stays black after memory upgrade?

I have 4GB memory from my HP Folio 13 1020us, labelled: 4GB 2Rx8 PC3-12800S-11-11-F3 I want to use it to replace the memory in my ACER E1-510. It's current memory is labelled: 2GB 1Rx8 PC3L-...
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Fresh ubuntu system, after login black screen flashing

I wanted to change my Windows 10 for ubuntu. I have deleted whole windows. After instalation I was told to reboot my computer, so I did it. My login screen is black, when I write correct password ...
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Login stuck on black screen with cursor after enabling Hyper-V hypervisor

strange one. I enabled the Hyper-V feature on my works Win10 1803 Lenovo T450 (8GB RAM) laptop. Tried to create the first Windows Server VM but got the error: "...hyperpvisor is not running" ...
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Black screen on Windows 10 Remote Desktop after Windows 10 May Update 2019

I always connect to my domain computers using Windows 10 Remote Desktop in version 1809 without any problems. Now, some computers were upgraded to Windows 10 1903 May Update 2019 version. After that, ...
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PC running windows 7 Professional, black screen of death

So for the past couple of days I have been attempting to fix a new PC issue which I have not come across before. Before I get into the problem at hand I will give a bit of context. A friend of mine ...
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Desktop PC boots to black screen after ASUS BIOS update

I tried to update my ASUS motherboard's BIOS just now, but after the installation reached 100% on the update screen, the PC restarted and then simply hung indefinitely on a black screen with no ...
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Why does the App Readiness Service cause black screen with mouse cursor after login?

recently, one of my computers running Windows 10 build 1803 failed to completely login any user on that machine, i.e. a user would login, and then a blck screen with only a mouse cursor appears, ...
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My HP computer desktop turns black with only mouse cursor shown

I have an HP desktop which was working properly until the following happens: It loaded normally as shown in the image showing the Windows logo with the loading dots. The the screen turns black and ...
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ReactOS won't boot (black screen) [closed]

I recently tried to install ReactOS, and did so by: Downloading the .iso from SourceForge. Writing it to a USB drive using the "Make bootable USB stick" option on the Nemo file manager (for ...
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Taskhostw.exe uses 24GB of RAM and freezes/crashes my PC

First off: Windows 10 Professional build 17134 Intel i5-6500 3.2GHz 8GB DDR4 RAM MSI GeForce GTX1070 8GB So for the past two weeks I've been having problems with my Windows 10 Pro machine: ...
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Black screen after installing nvidia graphics driver

CPU: Intel g4400 Motherboard: GIGABYTE ga-h110m-ds2v Power supply: FSP hyper k 500w 80+ Monitor: AOC IF23 (only DVI and D-SUB) I bought gtx 750ti recently and after I installed nvidia graphics ...
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Black screen with cursor after login

This question has been asked before, but none of the answers worked for me. Details After about 5 minutes and 41 seconds (yes, I timed it), my desktop shows up as normal. It only happens on one ...
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Laptop screen goes black after changing the battery

I have recently replaced the battery of my Asus laptop, but ever since I'm running in some problem. I can always boot up normally and everything works fine. When I don't have it plugged in, quite ...